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The Dardenne brothers’ Two Days, One Night stars the Oscar-winner as a woman facing a terrible ordeal. Film critic Nicholas Barber gives his review.

The self-help industry is reportedly worth $13bn in the US alone. Robin Ince looks at the roots of a literary tradition that goes from strength to strength.

In a 1968 interview, the author describes the moment he wrote The Hobbit’s first line. It's in our clips of the week alongside Peter Jackson's new trailer.

Until he became associated with Nazism, the composer’s music inspired many artists from other disciplines – but now he is a muse again, writes Jason Farago.

If you believed that concertos and chart hits were entirely separate beasts, think again. BBC Culture picks five pop songs that betray their classical origins.

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